Sabhal Mor Ostaig (SMO)
IPMI 2015 will be held at the Sabhal Mor Ostaig in the isle of Skye, Scotland a unique venue, situated above the shoreline of the picturesque Sound of Sleat in Scotland. It is known woldwide as the University for Gaelic language.
The Sabhal Mor Ostaig venue
Sabhal Mor Ostaig is spread over two campuses, Arainn Ostaig and Arainn Chaluim Chille. The two are interlinked by a well-lit pathway and are only a short walk apart. The venue itself is conveniently located just 2 miles north-east from the main ferry terminal at Armadale village.
The venue has great facilities, the Talla Dhonaidh Caimbeul lecture theatre can seat up to 190 people and there are two additional board rooms that can accommodate up to 25 people each. The restaurant consists of a glass-fronted dining room that offers magnificent views of the lake and the near by Knoydart peninsula. Run by professional chefs the restaurant prides itself on its homemade fare much of which is prepared using local produce.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye lies close to the north-west coast of the Scottish Highlands. It is the largest and the furthest north of the islands in the Inner Hebrides. The coastline is very irregular and indented by sea lochs and littered with bays, sea arches, caves, waterfalls, cliffs and tidal islands. This dramatic coastline surrounds some of the most exceptional and varied scenery to be found anywhere. The main mountain range, the Cuillin, is often said to be the home of the only true mountains in Britain, their magnificent and challenging peaks create a beautiful panorama and offer stunning views that have been the setting of many films and television dramas. Whereas the Sleat peninsula to the south offers an altogether different sort of scene. Lush, wooded glens are interspersed with the most idyllic crofting communities. Nowhere does the land rise above 1,000 ft. The mild climate and fertile ground give the area a look of south-west England rather than north-west Scotland.
View of isle of Skye